Act XI of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura), with Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Yuranosuke and Onoe Kikugorô III as Moronao

忠臣蔵十一段目 五代目市川海老蔵の由良之助、三代目尾上菊五郎の師直

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 78.5 cm (14 5/16 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38200a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
河原崎
 1833、天保04、03・09

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection